diggings

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plural noun dig·gings \ˈdi-giŋz\

Definition of diggings

  1. 1 :  a place of excavating especially for ore, metals, or precious stones

  2. 2 :  material dug out

  3. 3a :  quarters, premisesb chiefly British :  lodgings for a student

Examples of diggings in a Sentence

  1. he hasn't been seen around these diggings lately

  2. while at Oxford, his diggings were the envy of all the other undergraduates

First Known Use of diggings

1538


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